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STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PESTICIDE REGULATION

PEST MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING BRANCH SUGGESTED STUDY MATERIAL SOURCE LIST (REV. 05/13)

SUGGESTED STUDY MATERIAL SOURCE LIST Agricultural Pest Control Adviser (PCA) License

Studying the suggested study material can make the difference between passing and failing Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) PCA licensing examinations. The examinations are based on the study materials listed below. Options for obtaining the study material include purchasing, viewing or downloading from the web, and borrowing from public or college libraries. Some University of California (UC) Extension/Farm Adviser offices sell the material. Instructions for obtaining study material are found on page 4.

PRIMARY STUDY MATERIAL

Examination Title: Laws, Regulations, and Basic Principles of Safe and Effective Pesticide Use Basic Principles of Integrated Pest Management (Core)

Study Material Laws and Regulations Study Guide, Second Edition.

A.R. Gallo, 2011.

Knowledge Expectations for Pest Control Advisers: Integrated Pest Management.

Source

  • DPR, online:

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/pubs/laws_regs_stu dy_guide.pdf

  • DPR, see page 4.

  • DPR, online:

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/ipm.pdf

IPM in Practice, Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management, Second Edition. M.L. Flint, 2012.

  • UC, see page 4.

Examination Title: Insects, Mites and Other Invertebrates (Category A)

Study Material Knowledge Expectations for Pest Control Advisers: Insects, Mites, and Other Invertebrates.

Source

  • DPR online:

http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/license/arthropod.pdf

Entomology and Pest Management, Third Edition (or higher edition). L.P. Pedigo.

  • Book sellers

  • Libraries

IPM in Practice, Principles and Methods of Integrated Pest Management, Second Edition. M.L. Flint, 2012.

  • UC, see page 4.

Pest identification: Insects, mites, & other invertebrate

s.

  • UC, online:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PCA/pcainvert.html

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides, article. H. Riedl, E. Johansen, L. Brewer, and J. Barbour, 2006.

Oregon State University, Pacific Northwest Extension Publication, online: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/pnw/pnw591 .pdf

Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees. B. Moisset and S. Buchmann, 2011.

United States Department of Agriculture, online: http://www.fs.usda.gov/internet/fse_/stelprdb5306468.pdf

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